by Asif Uzzaman
7:55pm, 26th November, 2016
Reading novels is an unparalleled joy, it is said. And there is a reason that novels are flooding a large section of the market in India as well as all over the world. Earlier, reading novels was not as popular in our country as it is today. No matter how much we criticise Chetan Bhagat and his likes, for writing mediocre books, we have to agree that these chick-lit authors have done a good job by turning a large population of the country into readers. However, I do not suggest you to start reading with their books, because then it becomes difficult for you to switch to the real literary fictions; if you are a reader already then it is not a problem to read their books for reviewing.
There are other books which you can start with if you plan to read acclaimed literature. The list below presents books in order from six to one, presenting the novels you can start reading with.
And here goes the list:
6. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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No matter how far one has gone in reading books, but undoubtedly, no reader can ever forget Sherlock Holmes which he must have read in the beginning phase of his reading life. The twists and turns in the stories keep the reader gripped and increases the reading hours of a beginner reader.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is quite a decent book to begin reading with.
5. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami has got unique abilities of a writer. He can writer illogical things at times but still make you equipped in the book. Kafka on the Shore is one such book, which is lengthy, reads awkward at times, but still is a page-turner in true sense. You can start with this book if you think of reading some great literary fictions in future.
4. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
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Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a novel which delights the reader to such an extent that he has to keep turning pages till the book ends. It is not at all an exaggeration, but this book has really got that quality. From the names of characters and places to the many fantastic events, the book is a winner in winning any reader’s heart. The story is quite childish but even an adult can very well pick this book up and enjoy , because it appeals to the child in us.
3. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
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Pet Sematary by Stephen king is not only a spooky horror novel, but a spooky-gripping-involving-emotional-unforgettable-horror-novel, and is definitely one of those books after reading which I turned into an avid reader myself.
The story will leave you stunned at places, and don’t find it odd when you start crying with the protagonist. Nobody knows the art of making the story flow with expertise than Stephen King.
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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It is hardly possible that you have not met any person who has not read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This book has sold so tremendously that it would not be wrong to say that someone in your city is reading this book right now. And the mammoth sale has been possible for a reason. The story of The Alchemist is like a grandmother telling you a story, and the way it grabs the reader makes me put this book in this list here.
1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossein.
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The book that tops this list of novels to start reading with is none other than The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The Kite Runner is an addictive book which, I think, convinces any person how delightful reading novels are. This book tells you a story of friendship, love, hatred, war and cultural relations between communities. It deals largely with the condition of people in Afghanistan and the turmoil in the country. It is a moderately paced novel with a great story to tell, which is perfect not only to a person who is about to begin reading novels, but also to people in any walk of his life.
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